Welcome to Ines & Marie
The day is finally here!
We are beyond excited to share with you our new name, brand and website that we have worked so hard on over the last year and a half. The process was long, intense, and full of many late night deep dives into our dreams for our small business - and we could not be prouder of the finished product. The wonderful Kathryn of Creme Brands helped us hone in our vision, choose the perfect palette, create a timeless logo, and really dig deep into what the look and feel of our website meant for our business.
As you may have noticed, one of the biggest changes to our company is the name, so we want to shed a little light as to why we changed the name and what it means to us. As some of you may know, our old name “Take a Seat” came from the chair rental company that Agata ran prior to partnering with Justyna to create a wedding planning company. “Take a Seat” was the perfect name for renting chairs, but didn’t grow with us as we became a full service luxury wedding planning business, and we’ve known for a while that it was time for a change.
Over a year and a half ago we started pondering what the new name should be, which sparked great conversation about how we became event planners in the first place, who our absolute favorite clients are, and our team style.
At the end of the day, what it came down to is that we founded our business on family. First and foremost, we are sisters, so we are literally a family run business. But more importantly, we created our business because of our love for hospitality and hosting that was inspired by Maria & Agnes, our grandmothers, and our parents, Stan & Beata. It is this inherited love of celebrating life’s special moments that sparked our interest in event planning and our eventual partnership in business. (And our former couples will all tell you that you are likely to see Stan & Beata working hard on site at your wedding - they love being a part of the team!)
As you may have guessed by now, the name Ines & Marie is inspired by our grandmothers Agnes & Maria. We also share their names as our middle names. It was important to us to incorporate them into our business, but also keep true to our style. After a lot of pondering, we landed on Ines (pronounced In-ess) & Marie, the French versions of their names. While we may come from a large Polish family, we are a bit obsessed with French style, and you can often see that come through in our wedding design!
When it came time to choose a branding designer, Kathryn from Creme Brands was a no brainer. Her design aesthetic perfectly matched our vision - timeless, classic and beautiful. She has an exceptional way of capturing each company’s story through all of the small details of their website. She also led us through the process step by step in an intentional way so that each decision we were making about colors, layout, photos, etc. drilled back down to our mission and values. We cannot thank her enough for everything she has done to make the new Ines & Marie website shine! We know that this new redesign will stick with us for many years to come.
We hope that every wedding we plan grows our Ines & Marie family a little bit more. We truly believe that we have the sweetest, most wonderful couples out there, and find great joy in helping them start their new family adventure together.
We hope you love our new look as much as we do! Please let us know what you think in the comments, we would love to hear from you!
Agata & Justyna